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Legal aid duty counsel stood by me at my lowest points

Oct 15, 2021

Everyone deserves to have someone by their side.

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Duty Counsel Day Spotlight: Child Welfare and Family Law

Oct 7, 2021

“The court system is intimidating and complex, and involves a set of rules that are different from day-to-day living. There are a number of myths out there about legal rights."

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Ask A Lawyer: Duty Counsel Day and the impact of duty counsel lawyers

Oct 6, 2021

Duty Counsel Day is Oct. 27 during Access to Justice Week in Canada.

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Join LAA in observing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Sep 24, 2021

Legal Aid Alberta has gone orange this week as one way to observe National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, September 30.   Across the country, Canadians are using the day to learn about...

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LAA making time to reflect and honour residential school survivors, victims, communities on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Sep 17, 2021

Legal Aid Alberta offices will close early to the public on September 30, allowing our teams to observe National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Most LAA services will continue as...

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Ask A Lawyer: In child welfare cases, family law duty counsel lawyers balance the scales

Sep 7, 2021

Family law is a broad area of law aimed at solving family and child welfare issues that are seemingly insurmountable. It isn’t unusual for people to find themselves in need...

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In The News

Grace Auger is among the eight new judges recently appointed in Alberta
Alberta Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, Kaycee Madu, has appointed eight new judges to the Alberta Provincial Court of Canada. That is the largest number of judges to be appointed at once in at least the last two decades. One of the new judges is Grace Auger, a member of the Bigstone Cree Nation in Treaty 8 Territory.
Toronto Star | July 21, 2021

The Indigenous Bar Association Celebrates the Appointment of Grace Auger to the Alberta Provincial Court
Please join the Indigenous Bar Association in Canada (the “IBA”) in congratulating Judge Grace Auger on her recent appointment to the Alberta Provincial Court.
Nationtalk.ca -- Canada's premier Aboriginal newswire, employment, event and tender service | July 16, 2021

Indigenous courts and restorative justice
Legal Aid Alberta lawyer Jessica Buffalo talks about why Indigenous Courts are needed and what restorative justice is, in advance of LAA's free public webinar on the topic.
Real Talk with Ryan Jespersen | June 21, 2021

Ask A Lawyer: How Alberta’s Indigenous Court aims to help increase trust, embrace culture
Legal Aid Alberta lawyer Jessica Buffalo explains the need for and impact of Indigenous Courts
Global Morning News Edmonton | June 1, 2021

Legal Aid continues to provide services
Locked down or not, Legal Aid Alberta is continuing to serve on the front lines of the justice system throughout the pandemic.
Nanton News | May 21, 2021

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